Infographic: Work-Related Stress

Kojo Dankwa from Carleton University

Twenty-seven percent of Canadian workers claim to have high to extreme levels of stress on a daily basis.

Low income workers tend to have lower general stress while high income workers have higher general stress.

Over one in four workers report being highly stressed.

An additional 46% of Canadian workers reported to that they felt "a bit" of stress on a day-to-day basis.

Prolonged stress increases the risk of the following:

Sixty-two percent of workers say work is their main source of stress

Workers' reported sources of stress are:

Elements that help to reduce stress:


Compton, Susan. 2011. "What's stressing the stressed? Main sources of stress among workers." Canadian Social Trends. No. 92. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 11-008-X. p. 44-51.

Shields, Margot. 2006. "Stress and depression in the employed population." Health Reports. Vol. 17, no. 4. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 82-003. p. 11-29.

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